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    dkirschner's Halo 3 (360)

    [February 16, 2013 07:40:00 PM]
    I sure am glad I played the Bungie Halo trilogy. These are top notch FPS games. Halo 3 was fantastic. I would rank them, Halo 2, 3, 1. The story is fantastic, and the shooting is tons of fun, fast, guns a-plenty. The games did remind me especially of Gears of War. It seems Microsoft has a penchant for kickass sci-fi FPS exclusives.

    There were a couple new/different things in Halo 3. They added items and a new grenade type. The new grenade type is a flare, and just seems to be a really weak grenade. I never used them. The items are cool I guess, but again, I never used them. You can drop a health regen field, various shields and cover, go invisible, and so on. I tried to play the game like Halo 1 and 2 without those things and did fine. Though I'm sure if you play on a harder difficulty, items become indispensable. I actually began the game on 'heroic' because it said 'this is the way Halo was meant to be played,' but I was getting slaughtered five minutes into the game and did not want that to continue, so I switched it back to normal. Like all the other Halos, this was still hard enough. But there are noticeable differences! In the beginning, there's no tutorial on heroic. It just drops you in. On normal, oddly, it just asks you to look up and down. I wonder if on easy it walks you through movement, controls and so on. After that, in heroic, the first groups of enemies have grenade launchers, there were extra enemies, snipers on cliff tops, and they all fire like bam bam bam bam! and do a ton of damage. I noticed on normal, those enemies didn't have grenade launchers yet, they fired slower, there was no sniper in the cliffs, etc. They way Halo was 'meant' to be played then is really hardcore!

    The main difference between Halo 3 and the previous ones is that you can no longer just sprint from checkpoint to checkpoint. 90% of the time I tried this, I died. It worked a bit toward the very end of the game, but that's all. It's because the enemies will punish you for doing that! They run after you more in this game, they seem to do more damage, and...yeah, you just aren't going to make it. So the game must be played more thoroughly than the others. You have to be more methodical in clearing out rooms, killing everything, and so on. This was hard at times, and I got stuck on a few places. One was this part where you have to kill two...I don't remember the name...big giant walker robots. While you're trying to to that, there are enemies flying all over the place in vehicles shooting you. One part in particular took me like 30 minutes to finally get. You had to kill these two anti-air guns so your ally's ship could land. To get to the guns though, you had to go through a friggin deathtrap. There was a big bomb-lobbing vehicle ahead and to the right, a guard tower with a deadly plasma turret and some tough enemies on the left, a bunch of enemies flying on their little vehicles, another plasma turret tower and snipers and other enemies past the bomb-lobbing vehicle. The placement of things was such that if you went after anything besides the bomb-lobbing vehicle, it was hard not to get hit by it, if you didn't die by the other vehicles or plasma turret. If you went after the bomb-lobber, the little vehicles usually came and killed you as soon as you blew it up. If you tried to run for the anti-air guns, the second plasma turret and snipers would get you. I just had to try a million different approaches, even backtracking to find new vehicles to bring with me. Finally got it though, but man, tough.

    That's about it. Great game, great trilogy. I have Halo Reach, but I'll pass on that for now. On to something else!
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    dkirschner's Halo 3 (360)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Saturday 16 February, 2013

    GameLog closed on: Sunday 17 February, 2013

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    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Can't sprint through levels anymore, but still awesome. ---------------- Yep, amazing trilogy. Highly recommend.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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